Sheffield Wednesday are among the clubs keen on signing the Newcastle United winger, Jacob Murphy, ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline, according to the Daily Mirror.
The newspaper reports on page 52 of its printed edition, Wednesday, 7 August, that Murphy will head a potential six-man exodus at Newcastle, which may also include the former Wednesday loanee, Achraf Lazaar.
Sheffield Wednesday could be in the market for another wide player after their caretaker manager, Lee Bullen, admitted the position was one of three that he would like to strengthen.
But the Owls’ Championship rivals, Fulham, Derby County and Huddersfield Town, are also being credited with an interest in Murphy, who cost Newcastle £12 million from Norwich City two years ago.
And it is possible that the recent animosity between Wednesday and the Magpies, whose recent appointment of Steve Bruce left the Hillsborough club to seek legal advice, could lead to disappointment.
It was Bruce who brought Lazaar to Sheffield Wednesday in January, but the left-back’s chances of a fresh start at St James’ Park appear to have decreased with the signing of Jetro Willems last week.
Whether or not the Owls would be keen on Lazaar remains to be seen, although their natural options in his position are limited to just Morgan Fox and Matt Penney, neither of whom can get in the team.